Tag Archive: protests

Voting Rights Act of 1965

A little over 50 years ago in August 1965, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law and thus enforcing the fifteenth amendment and banning discriminatory practices used in many states to… Continue reading

Black Panther Party.

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is a full length documentary about the Black Panthers – a party that seems to be eagerly demonized within white America. The documentary goes through the party’s… Continue reading

Quote from Martin Luther King Jr.

But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent,… Continue reading

#4thPrecinctShutDown and #Justice4Jamar

Over the past week and a half, there have been constant protests in Minneapolis demanding information and videos relating to the murder of Jamar Clark, who was killed by a police officer there. People have… Continue reading

Being the “Other” on College Campuses.

With all the protests on college campuses around the nation and the reactionary death threats, there have been many people talking about what it means to be “the other” on campuses. Students shared… Continue reading

Student Protests.

Education and academia is often a really difficult place to navigate as a marginalized person, particularly as a person of color (although there are other issues!). And there have been plenty of student… Continue reading

The Police.

This morning I was doing some errands and I started thinking about the police and how even though I’m white (and that plays a big part in how I interact with the police),… Continue reading

#FeesMustFall protests in South Africa.

In South Africa, there have been demonstrations and protests by university students about the proposed increase of 10.5% to student fees, which would disproportionately impact poor (and usually black) students. The protests began… Continue reading

The necessity of #BlackLivesMatter and the distraction of #AllLivesMatter

One of the easiest ways to get me to roll my eyes in the most dramatic way possible is to sincerely say ‘all lives matter’ in response to hearing the phrase ‘black lives… Continue reading

#NotMyStonewall

At first, I was so excited to hear that a movie was being made about the Stonewall riots that happened in June of 1969. I mean, here’s an event that had a huge… Continue reading